Whirlpool bathtubs are great additions to any modern home. Well-equipped whirlpool bathtubs come with several faucets that can be used in order to massage every area of the body. Devices can be mixed in order get the water temperature right to a required level. When selecting such a bathtub, you will have to pay attention to the following considerations:
- the height of the person who is going to use it;
- the number of users;
- the weight of the bathtub;
- major safety aspects - you should make sure that your whirlpool bathtub comes with enough safety handles and its surface isn’t too slippery to use.
Victoria Claw Foot Whirlpool, The Bath Spot
Maintenance and proper care are key factors when it comes to keeping the optimal efficiency of your whirlpool bathtub for a longer period of time. For instance, you should look for models that come with low water sensors, slip resistant floors, internal water heaters and built-in grab handles. By choosing a model that includes all the features, you will invest your money in improved safety and convenience and you will also lessen the future operating costs. Also, you may go for a whirlpool bathtub that comes with self-cleaning systems in order to avoid too much manual cleaning.
Whirlpool bathtubs come in a wide range of styles – conventional bathtubs, claw foot bathtubs or garden tubs. Conventional bathtubs have been designed in order to be used in shower combination setups or in popular bathtubs. Garden tubs have a more circular shape when compared to conventional bathtubs and once you know that you have enough space to accommodate such a bathtub, you should definitely go for it.
67" Anelle Acrylic Clawfoot Slipper Whirlpool Bath Tub, Signature Hardware
Whirlpool bathtubs are also available in a less known style namely the claw foot tub. Such a bathtub design can provide your bathroom space with a traditional and simple Victorian look but also has added features that transform it into a luxury whirlpool. Claw foot bathtubs provide excellent place to relax and forget about daily stress.
Claw foot whirlpool bathtubs come with different features that are manufactured in a different way than the regular and conventional claw foot bathtubs. Such whirlpool baths are made out of resistant acrylic and they are made from 2 separate shells. The internal shell is usually manufactured from just one sheet of resistant acrylic material. This material is also reinforced with fiberglass. Sometimes, additional steel is added and even wood reinforcements are used in order to make this internal shell more resistant over time.
Kohler K-710W-0/K-1103P5 "Iron Works Historic" Roll Top Clawfoot Tub
The outside shell of the claw foot whirlpool bathtub isn’t as heavy as the internal shell and usually, it is made from just one sheet of acrylic material. Also, the exterior shell isn’t likely to be reinforced by any kind of material. The genuine magic of the popular claw foot whirlpool bathtub is to be found right between its different shells. The motor together with all the necessary lines are usually kept away from view – just the water jets are perfectly viewable right inside the bathtub. Also, common safety features are included in every claw foot whirlpool tub style. For instance, overflow drains are installed just in case that extra water happens to get right between the 2 shells.
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